2-in-1 #BookReview: Choices and Fate by Sydney Lane #newadult #romance

Tags: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance



Fate brought her here, but will her choices destroy her dreams?

Quincy Priest made all the right choices in her small town, black-and-white life. But being perfect is tiring. So. Very. Tiring.

Wanting desperately to step out of her sister's shadow, Quincy jumps at the opportunity to attend college with her best friend. The quiet bookworm with family secrets comes out of her shell. But when Quincy meets not one, but two perfect guys, she has to make a choice. In doing so, she might forfeit the relationship she secretly longed to find.

Declan. Sweet, handsome, and perfect. He makes her feel cherished for the first time in her life.

Brody. Sexy, hot, and irresistible. He could tear down her carefully built walls.

Before she can become the woman she wants to be, Quincy will make mistakes. And suffer one unimaginable loss.


I'm used to getting what I want. I've always taken what I wanted. No apologies. No excuses.

I know what it feels like to be betrayed, when someone else is calling all the shots. I've been down that road, and I'm not going there again. I've got my family, my friends, and the brotherhood. That's all I need.

I believe in Fate. Everything happens for a reason. But what do you do when Fate kicks you in the gut, plays a cruel joke on you?

When I met Quincy Priest, she was a flame I couldn't put out. A freakin' wildfire. She blew in to my life, blazed a trail of destruction, then left me standing in the ashes. Gone as suddenly as she came. I'm not sure if I should love her or hate her… But I don't hate her. I could never hate her.

What do you do when the person who broke you may be the only person who can put you back together?

Can you run from Fate?

Do you even want to? 

Maya's Review

I shall start by saying that both books are about the same people Quincy, Brody and Declan's told from different points of view.

In CHOICES, we meet Quincy who is the perfect girl at home compared to her sister who is a drug addict and suffering from bi-polar syndrome.  I connected with her struggle to come out of her sister's shadow especially since her sister seems to have all the attention. So when the opportunity comes to escape to college, she grabs it.

Of course, at college things don't turn out as easily as she hopes. During a college party she meets some fraternity brothers, including Declan and Brody.

Quincy is attracted to both guys. Declan who is sweet and the perfect gentleman asks her out first. He is the reliable listener and trusted friend, the shoulder she needs to lean on considering the demons that haunt her.

Brody on the other hand is the playboy who doesn't do relationships. And of course he shouldn’t be making the moves on his friend and fraternity brother's girlfriend. But it doesn't stop the love triangle from developing or Quincy from being indecisive about whom to choose.

In Fate, we get the same story told from Brody's perspective. I have to say that despite his bad boy ways, I connected with him, perhaps better than I connected with Quincy. I totally understood his struggle to do the right thing by his friend at first and of course when he finally succumbed to the attraction between him and Quincy, his annoyance at her dragging indecision. She was eating her cake and having it. Of course when she does make a decision, it is devastating for both of them.

This was a guilty pleasure to read, taking me back to college days and some of my antics. I loved the author's writing style. This story is engaging, flows well and is so easy to read from either perspective. The characters are likeable and you learn to empathise with them even when you don't agree with their actions.

If you can only read one book, I'd suggest you read Fate. It is great delving in a male POV.

I will happily read this author again and gladly recommend both books to all lovers of new adult romance books.

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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